Women and War

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University of Chicago Press, Jul 15, 1995 - History - 301 pages
Jean Elshtain examines how the myths of Man as "Just Warrior" and Woman as "Beautiful Soul" serve to recreate and secure women's social position as noncombatants and men's identity as warriors. Elshtain demonstrates how these myths are undermined by the reality of female bellicosity and sacrificial male love, as well as the moral imperatives of just wars.
 

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Refusing to accept the inevitability of war, Elshtain, a political scientist who teaches a course on war and peace, disputes theorists from the Greeks to Michael Walzer (Just and Unjust Wars, 1977 ... Read full review

Contents

Beautiful SoulsJust Warriors
3
An Exemplary Tale
14
From the Greeks
47
Exemplary Tales of Civic Virtue
92
The Attempt to Disarm Civic Virtue 121
PART II
The Militant ManyThe Pacific Few 194
Men Women and 226
EPILOGUE 259
NOTES 271
INDEX 291
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